SIDNEY — The Lehman girls soccer team will face another challenge when they play for the D-III sectional title at 7 p.m. Monday at Sidney High School.
The Lady Cavaliers opponent will be Troy Christian, who tied Lehman 1-1 during the season.
Lehman defeated Anna 3-1 Thursday to advance.
The win put the Lady Cavs at 12-4-1 on the season, and ended Anna’s season with a final 14-4 mark.
“For the most part, we controlled the game early,” said Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo. “We knew they were going to come out hard. They have six or seven seniors and that always makes a huge difference. We played between the 18s for much of the first half, and then we finally got that first goal and it seemed relax us a little.”
The goal came from Hannah Fogt on a direct kick for a 1-0 lead, and Lehman was able to add two more goals for a 3-0 lead at the half. Freshman Grace Olding scored off an assist from Fogt, then Madison Cline scored off an assist from Grace Monnin.
It stayed that way until 15 minutes remained in the game, when Emily Albers scored for the Lady Rockets.
Lehman had 22 shots on goal to five for the Lady Rockets.
Lehman goalie Grace Brandt had four saves and Anna keeper Kristin Grimes finished with 11.
“I feel like we’re playing pretty well right now,” said Lorenzo after his team’s first foray into postseason. “We played with a lot of passion and a lot of energy. We were without Molly Safreed, who’s a very talented sophomore. Not having her was a concern, but we’ve been able to go to the bench pretty deep this year, and that’s been huge. Sara Fuller (leading scorer) was injured at the end of the game. It’s a recurring injury and hopefully she and Molly will be okay for Monday’s game.”
CASSTOWN — No. 3 Miami East fell behind by a goal by halftime, and the young Vikings could not recover as No. 4 Northwestern held on for a 1-0 victory in the Division III sectional semifinal round Thursday at Miami East.
The Vikings, which finished the season 9-5-2, also lost 2-1 to the Warriors in the season’s first week, back on Aug. 26.
Northwestern (10-6-2) will face No. 2 West Liberty-Salem, a 3-0 winner over No. 8 Botkins, Monday at Fairmont in the sectional title game.
set for today
The district cross country races will be held today at Miami Valley Career Tech Center on Hoke Road in Clayton.
The girls D-III race will be at 10 a.m., followed by the boys D-III race at 10:45 a.m.
The top eight teams and any individuals in the top 32 will advance on to the regional meet, with the top two teams being declared district champions and the third and fourth-place teams being declared district runnerups.
Versailles will compete in D-II, with the girls race and 11:30 a.m. and the boys race at 12:45 p.m.
Six teams and any individuals in the 24 will advance on to the regional meet in D-II.
The top two teams in each race will be declared district champions, with the third and fourth-place teams being awarded district runnerup.
Piqua will compete in Division I.
The girls race is at 1 p.m., followed by the boys race at 1:45 p.m.
In D-I, the top eight teams and any individuals in the top 32 will advance on to the regional meet.
First and second place teams will be declared district champions, with the third and fourth-place teams being awarded district runnerup.
Lehman Catholic, Miami East and Newton boys soccer team will all be in action in D-III sectional play tonight.
Lehman plays at Bethel, Miami East hosts Brookville and Newton hosts Botkins. All three games start at 7 p.m.
Sectional volleyball titles will be on the line today as well.
In Brookville D-III action, Versailles plays West Liberty-Salem at 4:30 p.m., followed by Miami East and Brookville at 6 p.m.
In Troy D-IV action, Houston will play Jackson Center at 4 p.m.
In Tippecanoe D-IV action, Lehman Catholic will play Catholic Central at 4:30 p.m.
COVINGTON — The Covington junior high football teams combined for a perfect 13-0 record this fall.
The combined team went 8-0 and wrapped up the CCC title with a 54-12 win over National Trail, while the seventh grade completed a 5-0 play with a 54-14 win over Fort Loramie.
It was great play by everyone and another outstanding season for Covington junior high football.